In 1989, four teenage friends from Los Angeles had a chance encounter with “Bones Brigade” mastermind Stacy Peralta that would forever change their lives and the future of skateboarding. This is the story of “The L.A. Boys,” a new feature-length documentary by Colin Kennedy, featuring Gabriel Rodriguez, Paulo Diaz, Rudy Johnson, Guy Mariano, and many more skate legends.
You may know the legend, but you sure as hell don’t know all of the details. Kennedy goes deep and unearths some gnarly nuggets of skate history. In this sneak peek of “The L.A. Boys,” we get a skate nerd’s eye view of the Powell-Peralta lair housing every single master tape in the company’s library. The rest is just icing on the cake.
“The L.A. Boys” is available now on iTunes, and on the following platforms: Vimeo on Demand (side note: this is the best viewing option for skaters in Europe), Amazon, Google Play, VUDU, Playstation Video, and on Xbox. If you have even the faintest interest in the late-’80s tectonic shift towards what was then known as “street style” skating, you need to see this movie. It will give you goosebumps.